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KSL is hitting the road - the Road to Understanding. Our television, radio and website resources are crossing the state of Utah from all directions to find out what issues matter to you, what you're proud of, and what you wish we knew.

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KSL is hitting the road - the Road to Understanding. Our television, radio and website resources are crossing the state of Utah from all directions to find out what issues matter to you, what you're proud of, and what you wish we knew.

    Wrap Up: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

    Wrap Up: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

    Marc Giauque joins KSL's Doug Wright with a look at what we learned on the Road to Understanding with KSL Newsradio, KSL TV and KSL.com. We visited communities across the state of Utah on a sort of "listening tour," hoping to better understand our neighbors and their concerns and celebrations, whether rural or urban. Guests included Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and Robert Grow of Envision Utah as well as former Uintah County Commissioner and current Executive Director of the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition. 

    • 44 min
    Go west, Salt Lake City

    Go west, Salt Lake City

    Salt Lake City's west side contains critical parts of the city, from the Airport to the State Fair park, to railroads, agriculture, and industry.  Yet the area still struggles with its identity while at the same time it celebrates diversity.  KSL Newsradio's Marc Giauque has more on our Road to Understanding.

    • 2 min
    Robots, agriculture and immigration policy

    Robots, agriculture and immigration policy

    What does immigration policy have to do with robots?  A lot, if they're robots that work in the agriculture industry.  In fact, there' s a Utah company helping to automate agriculture in Cache County.  Its one of a crowd of high tech, agriculture, and food businesses that have been quickly growing.   But even a booming business can bring with it some unique issues.  KSL Newsradio's Marc Giauque continues, on our Road to Understanding.

    • 2 min
    Box Elder: Don't box us in

    Box Elder: Don't box us in

    From bowling balls to peaches and cherries, to rocket motors and airbags, to golden spikes. Box Elder County in Northern Utah has some good economic reasons to be happy. But the county leads the state in one tragic statistic. KSL Newsradio's Marc Giauque has more as we continue our Road to Understanding.

    • 2 min
    A Tale of Two Tooeles

    A Tale of Two Tooeles

    It's the second largest county in Utah, with one area so remote, people who work there say they can see the curvature of the earth. Tooele County is dealing with some growing pains as more and more people see the county, with its rich history, as a place to call home. But on the flip side are places like Ophir, with a once booming population of 6,000, now down to 11. KSL Newsradio's Marc Giauque has more as KSL continues on the Road to Understanding.

    • 2 min
    Boom, then Bust: Uintah County's Oil Future

    Boom, then Bust: Uintah County's Oil Future

    People who live in Uintah County are somewhat accustomed to what happens when gas prices drop and when they rise. But the oil industry is dealing with a boom and bust economy has an impact on everything - from jobs to shopping, housing and more. KSL Newsradio's Marc Giauque continues on the "Road to Understanding." 

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